Industrial Interior Design – See how the corporate world drapes itself

If you are looking for industrial interior design, which is recycled as well as one which has hefty mannish finishes, then you have come to the right place folks. Many might have heard of decorating their homes or refurbishing them with modern or contemporary styles based on country themes, chic styles, ancient styles, oriental, Victorian, etc, but few might have thought of going for the in trend industrial interior design. It is one kind of an interior design which is gradually getting a strong foothold in the markets of interior designing.

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Industrial in-trend design

Industrial interior design is seen generally in high lofts and in various kinds of living areas which had been used for industrial purposes as well. Today in this edition we would tell all your readers on how you can successfully achieve an industrial interior design within the budget constraints you have in hand. When described in a crux, industrial interior design is all about surfaces which are rough, uneven having unfinished looks. It is mostly concerned as well as related to industry in almost all its aspects look wise. An individual who has incorporated an industrial interior design would get to see his or her home decorated or designed to look like a factory. Seems weird, but many love to go for varied looks and keep experimenting with various kinds of interiors to see which looks ideal in their homes.

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industrial look – Toliet Area

Few things to note while you work upon industrial interior design:

  • The design or the interiors needs to look uneven and have a rough finish.
  • Have the walls get a word down look finish.
  • Not just unpainted walls, but even accessories needs to be set as per industrial interior design theme else the whole set up might look absurd clashing with each other.
  • Opt for steel or iron furniture if you are looking to create a contemporary industrial interior design.
  • Adding some kind of iron, steel or metal furniture would accentuate the industrial interior design.
  • The beams of ceilings as well as pillars need also to have an unfinished looks which would enhance the industrial interior design which has been incorporated in the home.
  • Using some kind of accessory which is related to industries or factories would enhance the look which has been created.
  • Old worn out things, equipment’s, etc can be ideal things to be kept as show piece items when you are trying to give your room an industrial feel. Stuffs like old items, worn out things, useless metallic junk, vaults, etc can be ideal options foe recreating that industrial effect in your rooms.
  • The best part of the industrial interior design is the fact that one can easily attain the same within the given budget, as these are highly cost effective in nature.
  • Getting a combination of worn out and brick walls is the best finish you can give to your room to provide that ideal industrial interior design.
  • Wood is also an ideal option to resort to while you are refurbishing your home to give it an industrial look as it adds to the warmth of the place enhancing the industrial decor which one had been aiming for. Furthermore, wood also aids in softening the roughness which has been created by the presence of metals and other rough and uneven surfaces
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    Toilet design 2

As most of this industrial design comes cheap, hence any one can opt for the same but very few have the guts to experiment with such weird tastes. We all love soothing environment, cozy and beautiful, but who among us are there who belong to that rough and tough party? If you are then it is the ideal interior for you folks, so give it a go! Contact us for more information – with no obligation.

Contemporary Japanese Interior Design – See them live in style

Who does not love to live in interiors designed elegantly? A well-furnished house is something which one loves to dwell in. It gives a cozy feel not just to those who live in it, but also to those who come or visit it. Japanese, have always been known for leading their lifestyle in a unique way. Their living standards have attracted many interior designers to adopt many of their interior decoration and furnishing ideas.

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Living Area

It said that a human being is a product of the environment. Very true indeed, and after a long tiring day when you come back home, to relax and unwind oneself, a cozy environment is all that one expects. That’s exactly what you find when you enter a home which has been designed on the basis of contemporary Japanese interior design ideas. The interiors used for a place needs to go with the use to which it is being out into. For, e.g. if it is a bedroom, the same should be designed with soothing colors. On the other hand a discotheque should have bright colors, interchanging the same would be absurd!

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Japanese Modern Interior Living Room

Japanese have always been keen in keeping to a particular lifestyle irrespective of the varied changes which the world has seen in interiors and furnishings. Japanese interior designs are based upon the simplistic concepts which are relaxing and soothing to an individual’s mind and body. They generally base their interior designs ideas on the concept of ‘ma’ which implies the distance or the space lying between the two objects which forms the essential criteria of ancient as well as contemporary Japanese interior design.

The concept of ‘Ma’ is defined as the realization which communicates a kind of sensation upon the person who enters the room. This is quite simple to learn and implement. Say for example if you need to place a sofa or a bed in a room, you would need to focus on the space which would surround the item for creating the right ambience. This technique is quite useful in the ‘Zen’ design where one brings together simplicity and know-how fact to face. The interior designers tend to base their designs targeting simplicity and used mostly natural materials like rattan, bamboo and wood in most of the designs. Dark wood is quite a popular usage with the use of wood is high as it generates cleaner lines and better shapes. Moreover the use of furniture is minimized in Japanese interiors.

The ‘Zen-like’ concept that is used in the interiors has become quite popular in the eastern regions of the world with a high demand for modern contemporary Japanese interior.  Many countries have also incorporated these Japanese and Zen designs in their lifestyle as well.  Defining ancient or modern Japanese is really tough as it encompasses both traditional as well as contemporary aspects. It brings together varied kinds of styles as well as designs which are really tough to define but there are few basic principles on which these interiors are based like:

  • There is a great importance given to privacy hence all the interiors are designed incorporating the same, whether in home or offices, like using paper screen ( known as shoji) which not only allows light to enter but also gives privacy to the person.
  • Whether ancient or modern Japanese, there is a great importance given to simplicity as well as space. Things are never cluttered around.
  • The resources available are used efficiently where the rooms made are multi-functional in nature utilizing space to the maximum. Like using folding beds, walls with shoji screens (which can be folded to join the rooms in day), etc
  • Traditionalist features still remains in all kinds of modern Japanese interior design like the use of Fusama (Sliding panels made of wood, cloth or paper), Shoji (wooden frame screen with translucent panes of paper), Tatami (Rice straw floors), Tokonoma (a kind of alcove used mainly in living rooms), etc.
  • There is a great preference given to usage of natural materials like wood, bamboo, silk, rice straw, paper, etc.
  • Usage of passive colors and diffused light is another important aspect in modern Japanese interior design.

To know more about modern contemporary Japanese interior design ideas, or to get some quotes for getting your office or home designed, contact us for more information – with no obligation.

New 2 RM 1+1 Blk 535 Choa Chu Kang Flat

A very interesting job where the client who want us to help her reconfigure her house. The challenge part is where we were task to shift the entire bedroom area to living area and via versa where the owner can actually work and sleep in the living area. (She works in the home) One thing to note that she has a chest that need to be include in her new house. After long hours of brain storming, we design a space that’s able to work and sleep within the requirement area which she desired.

Choa Chu Kang Flat Layout
Choa Chu Kang Flat Layout w/ Design – Click to enlarge

In term of movement, we feel that this is one of the layout that suit for their requirement where the owner can check her mum while facing the door entrance – knowing visitors (Due to the clear glass divider) who wish to drop by at their place. Also with the help of the Divider along the bed, owner is able to block her little privacy whenever she invites her friends / clients for discussion.

Mood Image 1
Mood Image 1

For her entertainment room, we have included the chest as well as the wardrobe where her mum spend most of her time there. Also we have close up the toilet door to fully utilize room – (which we will be using for TV area) so that her mum can have a look out whenever anyone enter the room.

Mood Image 2

Mood Image 2

With a simple dining table that fit her mom and her in the kitchen area, she can concentrate working on her works while knowing that her mum will be nearby her – enjoying her time in the entertainment room. Knowing that she can have a peaceful and relaxing dining with her mum, without getting distracted by her works.

5-Room Flat HDB at Ghim Moh Area. (Designing a featured Study display shelving.)

This project was done together with my employer, which is the same time as the previous Ghim Moh Link Project. It is slightly different from the previous one as this is occupied by a working couple. We were tasked to renovate the whole house that’s including lying of tiles and laminate flooring within the living area and working pathway, hacking of two wall to create one huge living / dining / study area as one.

Ghim Moh Link Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Another area I need to point out is the requirement height for both laminate flooring and floor tiles as I notice that tiles required higher cement screed leveling compare to laminate flooring. The reason is that the laminate flooring has a few layers of covers which required low level cement screed. Not only that, we need to rewire the electrical points and constructing new isolator that caters for the extra air-con inverter.

View - Passageway / Study Area
View – Passageway / Study Area

What interested me is that we were given a task to create a huge library book shelve where they are able to keep their books, music scores, arch files, etc at one centre place.

Study Shelve without Sliding Doors
Study Shelve without Sliding Doors

To me, I always believe in having one focal point for a space where it’s story about the person who live in During the process, I stick by my rule of not trading the library shelve with anything – This include compromising shifting of walls and better position of air-con. Eventually it’s paid off, having as a designer stand do paid off, and it paid off greatly to my clients and me as well.

Study Shelve with Sliding Door
Study Shelve with Sliding Door

Research and design Series of Wardrobe Design. (Internal Shelves)

Configuration of 10 ft length wardrobe

We have done a lot of interesting research on configuration of internal shelves for wardrobe design. It has given us an in-depth knowledge on how the construction of internal shelving wardrobe configuration works. NiDesignStudio have created a series of 4ft length wardrobe to 10ft length wardrobe configuration that will be use as the initial design stage for our customers.